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'No choice' over rubbish bin chips


At least 2.6 million households now have microchips in their bins, according to a campaigning group called Big Brother Watch.

The chips can be used to weigh the amount of rubbish in the bin and so could lead to charges for how much we throw away.

Liberal Democrat councillor Gary Hopkins and Alex Deans of Big Brother Watch discuss whether this is a good way for councils to encourage rubbish reduction.


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